Shortly after start up, a windows pop-up will say "generic host process for win32 services has encountered an error and needs to close..." Once that pop-up comes, all hell breaks loose. Programs will freeze at random and will not open up again. After awhile, the screen will "blink" and all the desktop icons will look like they're being reloaded, and both the taskbar and all of the programs that didn't freeze already will change from that typical Window XP blue color to a very basic-looking tan/beige color. When i hit ctrl+alt+del, task manager won't pop up, my taskbar is gone, and the desktop is completely blank. I have to hold down the power button to restart. I restart about 5 or 6 times a day.
Around the same time this started happening, I noticed I have the "google re-direct" bug as well. Not sure if they're related, or how long I'd been having that one.
This is affecting my work computer, and I can't get anything done restarting every half an hour. I'm open to any help at all
Edited by nickerbocker, 13 January 2011 - 07:13 PM.